Logitech Launches C922 Pro Stream Webcam

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Fall and the holiday season is my favorite time of the year because of all the new technology products launching. That being said last night Logitech introduced the Logitech® C922 Pro Stream Webcam , its newest webcam since the Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920. The C922 Pro Stream Webcam lets you broadcast and record vibrant, true-to-life HD 1080p or 720p 60fps video with background replacement and a fully adjustable tripod. There are two SKUs of the C922 (both versions cost $99) the C922 and C922XContinue Reading →

Product Review: JayBird FREEDOM Wireless Earbuds

 

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We are in a time where we are all migrating to wireless especially since the iPhone 7 does not have a 3.5mm jack. There are rumors that all consumer electronics will be wireless sooner than we thought. That said I have been reviewing more wireless products since that announcement and my favorite so far has been the JayBird Wireless Buds.jay

The JayBird Wireless Buds are micro-sized, sweat-proof premium metal buds that offer superior audio performance rivaling with the best in wired headphones thus far. I walk 5+ miles about 3 to 4 times a week in Austin, Texas and durable plus reliable wireless ear buds are key in this 100 degree heat.

What JayBird Wireless Buds offer is 8 hours of play time with on-the-go listen-while-you-charge mobile charging (4 Hrs on-board + 4 Hrs with the included Charging Clip). The 4 hour charging clip has been my saving grace when I decide to walk more than just 5 miles and music grove to walk more. The patented secure-fit buds are ready for anything you can dish out on the trail, on the streets, in the gym or on the slopes. I don’t ski and for good reason but I can attest that these buds are not only durable but the sound quality withstands most elements. Continue Reading →

Behno’s $1 Campaign

behno2Behno is an ethically made luxury brand, having been worn by celebrities like Emma Watson. Behno has started a new campaign called “Behno‘s $1 Campaign” to show consumers how far $1 can go in India. Their goal for this campaign is to help those who need it most like the factory workers in India and also bring awareness to fair trade in garment working.

The $1 Behno flash sale is on October 5th and only from 12pm-1pm EDT. Talk about a true flash sale with only an hour to help contribute to the Behno $1 campaign. Below are the details on participating along with instructions.

  • $1 Flash Sale
    • On October 5th, 2016 from 12pm-1pm EST, select Behno items will be on sale for one dollar
  • With this dollar…
    • You’ll be helping to sustain our mission to give garment workers across the globe a better quality of life
  • How to enter

Have fun shopping for a good cause!

Austin’s Fall Pecan Street Festival: Men of Austin Get Groomed for Prostate Cancer

pecan-streetAttention to all our bearded men of AustinWahl is bringing its 30-foot mobile barbershop to the 10 Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America and 5th ranked Austin is up next!

The city of Austin is known for it’s live music, SXSW (South By Southwest)), ACL (Austin City Limits), the Pecan Street Festival and several other festivals. The Pecan Street Festival that is a free two-day arts festival held twice yearly on sixth street in downtown Austin. It is one of my favorite festivals to attend not only because of the live music and fantastic street food but the festival attracts hundreds of local and national artisans offering original handcrafted creations in a variety of mediums, from metal, wood, fiber, clay, leather, glass and stone.

The Pecan Street Festival has been tradition that is 100% Austin for more than three decades. In fact nearly 50 of Austin’s top musical acts, from up-and-comers to renowned veterans, perform on three stages, located on Trinity, Neches and Red River streets at the Pecan Street Festival.

pecanThis year I am excited to announce the Wahl’s Facial Hair Friendly Cities Tour that will be at the Pecan Street Festival. Master barbers will offer FREE facial hair trims while seeking out the guy with the best scruff to sponsor as Wahl Man of Austin. That guy will go on to compete for the ultimate title of Wahl Man of the Year. The tour also supports a good cause. For every facial hair trim performed, Wahl will donate $1 to ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer.

Though I mostly write on women and technology the Wahl’s Facial Hair Friendly Cities Tour is a fantastic way to raise money for our male family or friends in an effort to raise money to the end of Prostate Cancer with Wahl Facial Hair Tour. Below is more information about their presence at Austin’s Pecan Street Festival and how you can donate to end Prostate Cancer click here.

Men’s grooming leader Wahl is visiting the Top 10 Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America. The next stop on the tour is the #5 ranked city — Austin. Wahl will be parking its 30-foot mobile barbershop at The Pecan Street Festival from September 24-25, 2016.

A team of master barbers will be offering FREE trims for a good cause and looking for guys with the best scruff — as in mustache, beard or goatee — to represent the city as Wahl Man of Austin; this lucky guy will then go on to compete for the top title of Wahl Man of the Year.

Happy Pecan Festival in ATX 2016; if you find me take a selfie with me! I will also tweet during the event.
WHY:
·        Facial hair is growing in popularity–seven in 10 guys now sport it.
·        For every FREE facial hair trim performed, Wahl will donate $1 to ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer, a nonprofit that is leading the fight to end prostate cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men. September is also national Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
 
WHEN:
·        Saturday, September 24, 2016, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
·        Sunday, September 25, 2016, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
 
WHERE:
·        On the corner of East 6th St. & Neches
 
Photo and Interview Opportunities:
·        30-foot mobile barbershop
·        Master Barbers performing live trimming demonstrations
·        Master Barbers sharing advice on facial hair trends and common grooming mistakes
·        Eye catching photo stand-ins and a 4-foot mustache sculpture crafted from Wahl trimmer parts

 

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY:PSA logo no address

The Pecan Street Association supports the Austin community by donating festival proceeds to several local nonprofit groups and municipal-aid organizations each year, often forming partnerships to further charitable efforts. Beneficiaries have included Mobiles Loaves & Fishes, the East Austin Conservancy/Art Conservancy, Austin Boxer Rescue, Austin Pets Alive, The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, Austin Community Foundation, Cancer Connection, Habitat for Humanity, Caritas of Austin, Bowie High School Lacrosse, Interfaith Action of Central Texas, Capital Area Food Bank, The Knights of Columbus, Austin Police Dept. Office of the Community Liaison (APD Explorers & African-American Outreach Program), Austin Fire Foundation, Texas Green Network, Austin Parks and Recreation (including the Carver Museum & Cultural Center and the Mexican American Cultural Center), Austin Blues Society, YMCA’s Fantastic Magic Camp, The Climate Reality Project, Art from the Heart, Undoing Racism-Austin, Coats 4 Kids, R.O.S.E.S. (Reaching Out Supporting Every Sister), National Hispanic Institute, Dance Another World, The Greater East Austin Youth Association/Miss Juneteenth Pageant, and many others.

 

 

Earbuds, Cases and Accessories for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

iphone-7After last weeks iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus announcement and learning that there will indeed not have 3.5mm. This has confused some consumers but per their announcement blue tooth and wireless are the way of the future. With this new change to the typical iPhone models I predict the bluetooth market is going to explode with people needing bluetooth headphones or accessories.

There are cases, earbuds and other accessories already designed for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus on the market. Below is a list of products with links for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus that would be handy for consumers.

K’asq Wireless Earbuds

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The 1st FULL wireless stereo earbuds with 5 hours continuous play. https://www.pkparis.com/en/people/k-asq-11.html

Freedom Wireless and Bluetooth Earbuds by Jaybird

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The smallest wireless bluetooth earbuds ever with  secure-fit sweat-proof with ultra-comfort metal designs. http://www.jaybirdsport.com/freedom-bluetooth-headphones/?gclid=Cj0KEQjwx96-BRDyzY3GqcqZgcgBEiQANHd-nhWWTM1d3G2gnO2oR5Ks0kaO63XOjmxzXUfQ7bVw8FQaAjs68P8HAQ

Helix Cuff™ | Wearable with Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

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The World’s First Wearable Cuff with Smart Wireless Bluetooth Headphones. http://www.ashleychloe.com/

New Survivor Clear Cases by Griffin

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A ultra-slim see-through case with drop protection. https://griffintechnology.com/us/collections/survivor/survivor-clear?limit=all

iTrip Clip Bluetooth Headphone Adapter

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Clip on adapter that converts any 3.5 mm jack earbuds or headphones to Bluetooth. https://griffintechnology.com/us/device/iphone/iphone-7/itrip-clip-bluetooth-headphone-adapter

Congrats to all the people getting the new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 plus!

Press Release: Jeans for Refugees

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New York City, September 8th 2016

Jeans For Refugees began as Johny Dar’s quest to act in answer to the biggest humanitarian crisis of our time.  With a little help from Dar’s friends, including Sharon Stone, Emma Watson, Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham, Elton John, Harry Styles and many more, ‘Jeans For Refugees’ has grown into an internationally acclaimed initiative.  Dar’s runway show at New York Fashion Week was a vibrant demonstration of the movement that his quest has become, through creativity and empowering people to collaborate for a common goal.  One hundred celebrities have donated their jeans for Dar to paint and auction to raise funds for the International Rescue Committee, and those jeans, embellished with Dar’s original 3D paintings, launched New York fashion week in style.

This runway presentation was a live viewing of the ‘Jeans For Refugees’ collection, enabling audiences to see Dar’s wearable art in movement, and preview new lots that will go live for bidding online on Friday 9th September.  Johny Dar couture pieces were integrated with the sensational celebrity-donated jeans – flowing full-length gowns and pomegranate-red and golden-rose snakeskin, combinations of black mesh, fat black zippers, leather and silk fusions and innovative cuts redefined the body, while the high-energy impact of this dynamic show redefined the mind.  Dar is also auctioning all the avant-garde haute couture featured for the refugee cause, with proceeds from the pieces to be donated to the Big Heart Foundation.

Jeans are a universal medium, and Dar’s initiative is as inclusive.  Everyone in the world can bid for the extraordinary works of art that he has created to raise awareness and funds for refugees worldwide, at www.catawiki.com/jeansforrefugees. A global campaign that mobilises its audience to participate, ‘Jeans For Refugees’ rouses people to help each other, to stand up for their beliefs and to dare to live their dreams.  Celebrity or refugee; this initiative champions humanity.  Polly A’s passionate live music performance throughout the show culminating in the acclaimed ‘Ghetto Gold Dream’ highlighted the grace and dignity within the human capacity to struggle, survive and succeed against the odds.

With the help of the International Rescue Committee and the Big Heart Foundation, all purchases of the collection showcased at NYFW will go towards practical effective ways of taking care of refugees all around the world.  With only seven weeks left of bidding – and styles from the show exclusively available to bid for on catawiki.com/jeansforrefugees.com – the ‘Jeans or Refugees’ auction is picking up speed – with more jeans to be added in the coming weeks, leading to the final Jeans For Refugees exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

’Jeans For Refugees’ boldly demonstrates the power of art and fashion to shine a light and light a fire, of hope and help, in the refugee crisis climate.  Johny Dar’s runway show at NYFW not only delivered groundbreaking art and fashion, but a memorable message of innovation, communication and collaboration, and the compelling conviction that dawn ultimately breaks even the darkest night.  A rich alchemy of talent and dedication, Dar’s creations are a fresh breeze of hope, and a new sunrise on the horizon.  A dynamic renaissance – with heart and style – is in the air.

The ‘Jeans For Refugees’ NYFW show featured jeans from Alicia Vikander, Anna Wintour, Candice Swanepoel, Chanel Iman, Claudia Schiffer, Elle MacPherson, Emma Watson, Eva Longoria, Florence Welch, Karlie Kloss, Karolina Kurkova, Kate Moss, Rachel McAdams, Shannon Elizabeth, Sharon Stone, Sofia Coppola, Tuppence Middleton, Twiggy and Victoria Beckham..  The bare-chested male models sported jeans donated by Benicio del Toro, Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Styles, Jamie Theakston, Joaquin Phoenix, Nicholas Hoult, Ozzy Osbourne, Tom Waits, Guillaume Nery and Usher.

‘Jeans for Refugees’ and Johny Dar invite you to share in this movement of hope, collaboration and positive action. Bid now for the ‘Jeans For Refugees’ at catawiki.com/jeansforrefugees and together let’s create a better world!

Don’t Miss: All one hundred pairs of ‘Jeans For Refugees’ exhibited exclusively at the Saatchi Gallery in London from the 24th-30th October… for more information email exhibition@jeansforrefugees.com.

For more information visit jeansforrefugees.com and johnydar.com

TEKFORCE SERVER CRASH- 011

tekI’ve been listening to rap most of my life time and I honestly don’t know the correct vernacular referencing a newly released song or rap or album. Maybe I should create my own word so-rap-bum?!

One of my newest technology pal, musician and Emsee TEKFORCE just released another new song named “011” featuring Halo Sama” that you guys should check out.

In August I also covered TEKFORCE’s other new single called RetroDreaming and you can find the article here. For more information on performances and new “so-rap-bums” (my new music term) click here.

Enjoy!

Cultural Observation Survey Reported by Budweiser Drinkers

budwiI found this survey very interesting; I’m a wino and it looks like I’m less approachable then beer drinkers. Don’t get it twisted. I do love beer and when I relocated to San Francisco I was a Bud Light beer drinker since Miller light was not circulated as much at stores.

bud-light-commercialI also find it hilarious when I have friends from other countries visit the US and want to have an “American” beer Budweiser. I would say about 75% asked for a Budweiser.

 

“Why do beer drinkers get chatted up more at bars?”

To put this anecdotal observation to the test, Budweiser launched the Budweiser ‘Beerpressions’ National Survey—a first-of-its-kind study about how beverage choices influence first impressions and perceptions of approachability.

So is your drink choice worth a thousand words?

Based on a representative survey of 2,000 Americans (ages 21+) conducted by Learndipity Data Insights, Budweiser asked respondents to match common bar drinks with the perceived personality traits of the people ordering them.  What does your chosen drink say about you?

*** BUDWEISER ‘BEERPRESSIONS’ NATIONAL SURVEY ***

  1. DRINK-SPECIFIC RESULTS:Drink Choice #1:  Domestic Beer (Budweiser);   Both women (70%) and men (59%) who drink domestic beer (such as Budweiser) are perceived as more approachable.
  2. Drink Choice #2:  Imported Beer
  3.  Imported beer also has a positive effect for both women (36%) and men (29%), but not nearly as strong as a domestic beer like Budweiser.
  4.  Drink Choice #3:  Wine For wine drinkers, women (23%) and men (18%) have lower overall approachability perception rates.
  5. Drink Choice #4:  Margarita*  A margarita is the highest-ranking cocktail for approachability (38% for women and 28% for men), but still ranks significantly lower than domestic beer.
  6. THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS BELIEVE THAT “YOU ARE WHAT YOU DRINK” 61% of Americans believe that “what a person drinks at a bar gives significant clues about their personality”—with 1 out of 3 often “making quick judgments” about strangers based on this information.
  7. BOTH MEN + WOMEN COMMUNICATE VIA THEIR DRINKS—ESPECIALLY AT WORK EVENTS OR ON DATES
  8. While 20% of Americans will actively consider how their drink order will be perceived by others while out with friends, nearly twice as many think strategically about their drink choices at a work event (39%) or on a date (34%).

 

To get more details click here:  https://prhacker.box.com/v/beerpressions-media

 

KIDZ GEAR WINS DR. TOY’S AWARD 2016 “BEST VACATION CHILDREN’S PRODUCTS”

 

StampI don’t have kids but I have beautiful nieces and an awesome nephew. The inner child in me tested these myself and I was very impressed. The Bluetooth stereo headphones were amazing and I tested how far I could roam from my iPhone with no interruption.

I must admit I love maxing out headphones or earbuds with Rap and these guys held up to the challenge plus they are super durable. They held up to my purse challenge without the cases and the outcome was successful. I have yet to break them!

Huge congratulations to Kidz Gear Wins for Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headphones!

Below is the Official Press with more details along with links to their sites. kidz-g

 

September 7, 2016, El Dorado Hills, CA — Kidz Gear™ www.GearForKidz.com, the award-winning Grown-up Performance, Built for Kids! brand, announced today that their new Kidz Gear Bluetooth™ Stereo Headphones for kids has been awarded Dr. Toy’s Award 2016 “Best Vacation Children’s Products” for their wireless Bluetooth headphones designed specifically for children – the best way to keep kids entertained during vacations. See: http://drtoy.com/Best-Vacation-Toys-of-2016 for award info. 

Outstanding Sound Quality with Comfort & Durability 

Dr. Toy’s Awards were established by noted child development authority, Stevanne Auerbach, PhD (a.k.a. Dr. Toy). In presenting the award to Kidz Gear, Dr. Auerbach said, “The latest product from Kidz Gear is the new Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Headphones that are perfect for travel or anytime. These headphones combine outstanding sound quality with comfort and durability. An added feature is a unique removable and versatile Boom Microphone for use when learning a foreign language, taking a test in school, gaming, or Skyping.”

Kidz Gear Encourages Smart Play While on Vacation

Using extensive criteria developed over many years, Dr. Toy’s Awards for “Best Vacation Children’s Products” are carefully chosen from among hundreds of products reviewed at toy fairs, in catalogs, and through many other sources. The criteria includes: safety, age-appropriateness, design, durability, lasting play value, cultural and ethnic diversity, good transition from home to school, educational value, learning skills, creativity, improvement in the understanding of the community and the world, good value for price, and, naturally, fun. The awards are designed to assist children to play and learn at home with products that support STEAM [science, technology, engineering, arts, and math] and explore nature while on vacation.  “Children learn best through play,” says Dr. Auerbach, “and these ‘Best Vacation Products’ encourage children to maximize their potential and make the most of Smart Play while on vacation.”

“Dr. Auerbach has for some time now led the charge for parent awareness of products that are the best for their children,” said Laurie Peterson, Kidz Gear founder and mom. “We are honored to have received this award from Dr. Auerbach and the like-minded parents at Dr. Toy.”

Kidz Gear headphones are available immediately, with Bluetooth Headphones value priced at only $39.99. Additional Kidz Gear Headphones are available with Wired Headphones and Boom Headphones priced at just $19.99 each. All Kidz Gear products are available directly from Kidz Gear at www.GearForKidz.com, and select retailers and online sites. Kidz Gear also offers a Gear Up For Education! discount available for schools and libraries. For more information on Kidz Gear, see the website: www.gearforkidz.com, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GearForKidz, and Twitter: @GearForKidz, email: sales@gearforkidz.com or phone: (877) Kidz-Gear.

About Dr. Toy’s “Best Vacation Children’s Products” Award:

Dr. Toy’s “Best Vacation Children’s Products” Awards are a balanced selection from large, small, new, and established companies across the U.S., Canada, and around the world, and provide children with exciting new learning tools that help them not only do better in school, but also provide more constructive activities while traveling or on vacation. The award winning products include innovative toys, books, crafts, games, puzzles, and many other play products for children of all ages and interests. For more information, see http://www.drtoy.com.

About Kidz Gear — Kidz Gear is the Brand Adults Want and Kids Love

Kidz Gear headphones are not “toys,” but adult products built for kids. Manufactured with the same high-quality, high-performance consumer electronics components found in adult headphones, the Kidz Gear headphones are designed to solve the never-ending battle between a child’s desire for his or her parent’s things and the parent’s fear of them destroying an expensive item. Incorporated in 2001, the San Ramon, California based  Kidz Gear brand was created by founder and mother Laurie Peterson with the purpose of developing a line of products and accessories with adult features, performance and quality but with ergonomic sizes, styles and prices for children. Kidz Gear is the winner of numerous awards and accolades, including the 2016 Inc. 5000 Award for Fastest Growing Private Companies. For more information, visit www.GearForKidz.com, email: sales@gearforkidz.com or phone: (877) Kidz-Gear.

Grown-Up Performance, Built for Kids!

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CES 2017 Registration Begins Today!

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For those in consumer technology as long as I have been CES (Consumer Electronic Show) is a double edged sword.  I love seeing innovative technology, old friends  and colleagues but man is it exhausting. I have made dumb decisions on cabbing it or walking it to the next event or venue; I walked and it was not fun. The hotel are not as close as you think then again cabbing it during CES is not fun either. Why we haven’t figured out beaming is beyond me.

TODAY you are able to register for CES and can click here to attend; do note that registration is only free to those working in the technology or consumer  field. If you are media I suggest having a letter with the master-head from your editor but click here for more details.#CES2017

I registered for my press pass for CES, CES Unveiled and various other events. While focusing on CES 2017 I also realized that this will be about 5 years consecutively attending as press for Cutegeek and Hi-Tech Chic.

Most people currently are interested in drones, 3D printers and robots, but not me! What’s next in the tech world? What would you like to see at CES 2017? 

It is still crazy for me to say I’ve been in tech for over 11 years and here is a funny video from CES 2016 (shot by my tech pal Ant) plus a contact form to submit what you think would be cool to check out at CES 2017.

CES 2017 here I come!